
Length/Distance  Convert from kilometer to mile 
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All Length Conversions Metric Length Conversions Unit Definition (kilometer) The kilometer is one of the most common metric units of length or distance. One kilometer equals exactly 1000 meters (metres), about 0.62137119 mile, 1093.6133 yards, or 3280.8399 feet. Unit Definition (mile) The mile is one of the most common measurements of distance. It originates from the Latin word for 1000, 'mille'. Originally a mile was the distance a Roman legion could march in 1000 paces. In medieval Britain, several mile units were used, including the modern mile defined as 8 furlongs (1609 meters). Note that French, Scottish and Irish miles varied from the English. In 1592, Parliament defined the statute mile to be 8 furlongs or 1609.344 meters.

